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Geneseo Republic - Geneseo, IL
  • Rob Shelley obituary

  • Rob Shelley, 57, of Galva, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.
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  • Rob Shelley, 57, of Galva, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.
    He was born on Jan. 23, 1956 in Lawrence, Kan., the son of Robert and Delores (Kirk) Shelley.
    He is survived by his life partner, Corrina Repass of Galva; his parents, Robert and Delores Shelley of Lawrence, Kan.; brother, Edward (DeDe) Shelley of Topeka, Kan.; niece Jessica Hibbs-Shelley of Lawrence, Kan.; and nephews Drew Shelley of Menasha, Wis. and Austin Shelley of Wausaukee, Wis.
    He attended Lawrence High School and graduated from The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy in 1982.
    He was a pharmacist, working for Shopko and Hy-Vee. Rob enjoyed working at independent local pharmacies helping his local community.
    Rob loved music, playing keyboards in many bands over his life. He currently was touring with the band Glory Days. He created the Tye-Dye Theater in Galesburg, a music venue hosting live music and recording sessions. He was an avid musician, supporting the live local music scene.
    He enjoyed traveling and spending time with friends and family. During his free time he liked to relax on his house boat in the Lake of the Ozarks.
    Glory Days will be dedicating their performance at The Castle Theatre on Friday, Dec. 20 in Bloomington.
    Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at Hinchliff Pearson West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. James Ecklund and Rob's friends will officiate. Cremation has been accorded.
    Additional services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at First Baptist Church in Lawrence, Kan.
    A Celebration of Life Open Music Jam will be held to honor Rob's love of music at 7 p.m. at Harleys Labor Temple, Galesburg, on Saturday, Dec. 21.
    Online Condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.

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